Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah S. Delisle urges policymakers to evaluate not just how much time testing is taking, but the purpose of each test.
Exoplanet researcher Aomawa Shields searches for the right "atmospheres" to nurture life, and to encourage girls to pursue science careers themselves.
A bill under consideration in Texas would let students graduate even if they failed two of the five required end-of-course tests. In New York, officials are debating allowing students to substitute advanced work for the Regents exams.
In a two-hour keynote at the National Science Teachers Association's national conference,the star of the popular 1990s educational TV show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" spoke about selfies, climate change, and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham.
On Saturday, 3/14/15, at 9:26:53am, the clock aligned to represent the first 10 digits of pi: 3.141592653.
In a packed session this morning, a professor who helped lead the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, described the new standards as "a shift from learning about something to figuring out something."
At 11 a.m., Thursday, the exhibit hall at NSTA officially opened for business, letting in the hundreds of teachers who were waiting eagerly for a glimpse at the unusual wares inside.
At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.
The education secretary will speak at the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference, which is expected to have a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards.
In a recent critique of Smarter Balanced's online practice tests for mathematics, educational consultant Steven Rasmussen argues that the assessments are "a quagmire of poor technological design."